Paracaesio xanthura


Yellowtail blue snapper LRX
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Body bluish grey with broad yellow dorsal stripe, caudal fin yellow.

Size:

Up to 40 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Associated with coral and rocky reefs, from 20 to at least 150 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on plankton. Found in large schools. Little is known about its biology or ecology.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly with handlines and bottom longlines.

Similar species:

Caesionidae
Fusiliers

Paracaesio xanthura are difficult to distinguish from Caesionidae species.

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